After 38 years at the helm of the iconic Crumpets Restaurant & Bakery, owner and head chef Francois Maeder is hanging up his apron and retiring to pursue his other love – travel. Now that his children are grown, the chef is ready to spend some time indulging his other passion, as well as continuing his quirky and unique gourmet travel excursions. “I’ve been in the restaurant business for more than 40 years,” Maeder says. “I’m ready to do something different. My dream is to travel a lot while continuing to explore other options that combine culinary talent with travel and exploration”.
Guests can take advantage of one more monthly wine dinners that invite diners on a culinary journey to exotic world destinations, featuring wines and food specific to that area on Friday, August 10th, but they’ll need to act fast as reservations are required. The last day for the public to visit and experience this classic gem hidden among a tree-nestled path on Harry Wurzbach will be Saturday, September 1st.
Those seeking a memento of this San Antonio landmark will have their chance when Chef Francois will sell his extensive and celebrated wine collection at reduced prices. In addition, some of the restaurant’s exclusive art, some of which are Chef Francois’ own photography, will be sold at his retirement party. Crumpets Facebook page will announce details of special offerings as they become available.
For those regulars who have been loyal fans of Crumpets and Chef Francois for many years, as well as those who have never visited, the clock is ticking for a chance to experience this truly special piece of San Antonio history.
3920 Harry Wurzbach Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209
Last Wine Dinner: Friday, August 10th, 2018
Last Day of Service: Saturday, September 1st, 2018